Saturday, November 28, 2009

Brooklyn, we go hard

A while back, I spied this nifty print map of Brooklyn, and have been on a mission to find the artist ever since. Thank-you, L.A. Times, for bringing me to the world of Ork Posters. A Chicago-based, one-woman company, Ork sells distorted maps of cities ranging from the Big Apple to LaLa Land. They're modern, marvelous, and perfect for adding a little extra frosting to a 20-something's studio apartment. Priced at about $22, the posters have the charm of "styled bedhead." What I mean is, the "my-hair-looks-like-I-just-hopped-out-of-bed" look seems effortlessly chic, despite the fact that we (meaning the fabulous few of us who are not soul-sold slaves to permanently straightened locks!) suffer curling iron wrist cramps and intentionally placed flyaways to achieve that tousled, who-the-heck-cares kind of coif charisma. Similarly, these posters are jumbled, messy, and generally mishmoshed -- but they're filled with such unique character, it's impossible not to find them Christmas list-worthy. For you Bostonians out there, the Beantown variety is particularly fabulous...

2 comments:

Kelley said...

The Brooklyn poster decorates my bathroom :) I LOVE it.

ML said...

ooh that Boston poster is a potential xmas gift for either the bro or the bf. i'm struggling for ideas for the two of them. can't wait to see you this wknd!